A original egg tempera on wood panel by P.D. Avallone.

Painted sometime in the 1990's, he mixed the pigment and prepared the panel support, keeping true to the traditional method of egg tempera painting..

Click on painting to enlarge and see the beautiful cross hatching, glazing and brush technique that was very popular during the first centuries AD, predating oil painting.

Icon paintings in dark churches were also embellished with gold leaf so that candle-light would reflect off and glitter on the paintings making them even more mysteriously special .